Houston Texans defensive tackle D.J. Reader, right, and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt carry boxes to cars while distributing relief supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Houston. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund has raised millions of dollars to help those affected by the storm. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool)

In honor of the outstanding achievements of Unsung Heroes in the African American community, Ford Motor Company is launching a search for Unsung Heroes in the Greater Houston Area.

The special edition of Ford Freedom Unsung will recognize the many heroic and selfless acts performed during Hurricane Harvey, and will honor and celebrate local individuals who went above and beyond to support the community during a difficult time.

Pamela Alexander, director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, recently joined local leaders to launch the unsung program.

“Houstonians truly came together to support their community during and after Harvey and we are proud to celebrate their selfless actions,” she said.

To be considered for an award, nominees should be people whose actions in response to Hurricane Harvey uplifted the greater Houston region.

Honorees will be recognized at a special event and program held in February 2018.

Nominations must be completed and postmarked or received by email no later than Jan. 22, 2018 in order to be considered by the Board of Judges. Recipients will be notified in early February.

To enter:

• Submit the name and address, and telephone number of both your nominee and yourself as the nominator.

• Write a brief (500 words or less) compelling summary describing what distinguishes your nominee as an individual, including information that highlights how the nominee’s actions benefitted the lives of others during the Harvey crisis.

• Recipients must be present at the program in February 2018.

Mail Nominations to: Ford Motor Company World Headquarters Attention: Angela Polk, One American Road – 214-E1, Dearborn, MI 48126. Nominations can also be submitted via email to apolk6@ford.com.

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